Analytical Services Unit

Analytical Services Unit
Analytical Services Unit

EFFECTIVE WED 18th March 2020 onwards, we will be working with core lab staff only. We are receiving samples, but our building is secured (proximity card access). Please see below for details regarding sample drop-off.

Please contact and to arrange sample drop off.

All testing questions should be asked on-line at either or

Thanks for being patient with us while we work through this challenging time.

Welcome to ASU

The Queen's University Analytical Services Unit



ASU is accredited by CALA (formerly CAEAL) to the standards of ISO/IEC 17025. We are an environmental laboratory, and have been providing analytical services at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario for over 25 Years.

The unit is available to assist industry, government, the university community and the public with analytical chemistry problems. The ASU also has experience to assist with environmental assessments and associated activities.


Coloured beakers, Blurred

The ASU has aided 50 professors in 20 different departments of the university and over 200 industrial organizations with chemical analysis problems. The unit also accommodates the special needs of clients such as analytical method development and specific research projects, both large and small.


XRF and Chrom 3


The Analytical Services Unit has worked on a wide variety of environmental projects. Current work is associated with the cleanup of former military bases in the Canadian Arctic. Work at these sites has involved conducting environmental assessments, development of cleanup proposals, establishing on-site procedures and solving problems unique to specific sites.



In recent years, we have been involved with training at the Nunavut Research Institute (NRI) in Iqaluit. Field trips are sometimes incorporated into the course and often result in an exchange of cultural experiences such as traditional seal hunting demonstrations.